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Any More Signings By The Wings?

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Red Wings will still be around $8 million under the cap after those players are signed.

What will general manager Steve Yzerman do with that money?

The Red Wings are in position to bail out a cap-strapped team by acquiring an expiring contract for a high draft pick, like they did last month by getting a second-pick from the New York Rangers for defenseman Marc Staal’s $5.7 million cap hit.

Yzerman also indicated he might sign another free agent later this offseason, even though his roster is full.

Here is a look at the most prominent unsigned unrestricted free agents:

Andreas Athanasiou, LW, Edmonton: Fast-skating forward broke out with 30 goals in 2018-19 for the Red Wings but regressed badly last season (11 goals, 26 points in 55 games; one assist in four playoff games). He is only 26 but the Oilers set him free rather than qualify him for $3 million, despite relinquishing two second-round picks to Detroit.

Derick Brassard, C, N.Y. Islanders: He could be playing for his seventh team in six seasons in 2021, but can still be reasonably productive at age 33, after picking up 32 points in 66 games.

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TreKronor's avatar

I wonder what Mikael Samuelsson is up to…

Posted by TreKronor on 10/26/20 at 01:12 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

em]Mikael Samuelsson

In talks with Kenny of course.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/27/20 at 12:49 AM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Its probably time for the Datsyuk come back story again as well. I heard a rumor! 

The above post was supposed to be in italics but every time I try and post I always have to login and on the phone it gets messy with cut and paste.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/27/20 at 12:56 AM ET

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